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SanDisk unveils prototype 1 terabyte SDXC card

By Scorpus
Sep 20, 2016
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  1. Western Digital's solid state division, SanDisk, has unveiled a prototype SDXC card that packs an enormous one terabyte capacity, which the company claims is the first of its kind in the world.

    Cramming 1TB of storage into the footprint of an SD card is an impressive feat, although considering the fast-paced NAND flash industry, it's not overly surprising that storage density has increased to such amazing levels. This new card comes two years after SanDisk announced a 512 GB SDXC card back in 2014, which at the time was the largest capacity SD card in the world.

    SanDisk hasn't released much information about their 1TB SDXC card; we don't know for sure how many chips it uses, how fast it is, or when it will be released. However, AnandTech is reporting that the card uses 32 chips, each with a capacity of 256 Gb, which they assume are 48-layer 3D NAND chips developed in partnership with Toshiba.

    The card is being positioned as the perfect companion for 4K and 8K video recording, which capture massive amounts of data per minute that must be stored on fast, high-capacity cards. SanDisk hasn't said when the 1TB SDXC card will become available or at what price, but it expect it to debut at a price higher than current 512 GB cards, which can currently be found for around $300.

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  2. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Maniac Posts: 317   +115

    Geez, how long does it take to off-load 1TB of videos/photos from this thing?
     
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,508   +501

    That will depend on the class of the card once they release the specs, but if they are going to use it with 4k video recording devices, it needs to be fast.
     
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +287

    The extreme pro speeds of previous cards have come with a max of 95MB/s.
    So in a perfect situation almost 3 hours... Ouch.
     
  5. Igrecman

    Igrecman TS Enthusiast Posts: 91   +47

    Only welcomed and necessary for UHD 4k video or the upcoming 8K
     
  6. Igrecman

    Igrecman TS Enthusiast Posts: 91   +47

    I should have added.. or the upcoming 8k vids with h265 HEVC hardware compression from the camera.
     
  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,558   +598

    Now if there were only some 4k media available to use it on. ;)
     
  8. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Maniac Posts: 399   +207

    The new GoPro's will love this card.
     
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